The Marysville Youth Football League partnered with the Marysville Getchell Chargers and the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks for a four-day camp, from 6-8 p.m., on July 22-25.
The camp covered all divisions of the MYFL including Pee Wee, 89ers, Junior, Bantam and Senior. The cost was a $40 fee for each participant, which included all days of the camp as well as a camp T-shirt. Alongside the funds raised for the MYFL, they also ran a food and textile drive to support the local community.
“We love seeing the younger kids getting excited to work with the high schoolers and learn some things from players that they look up to. These kids come out to the high school games all the time and being able to have a camp like this makes the community grow even stronger,” said MYFL President Tyler Hodgin.
Throughout the camp, both high school coaching staffs, as well as their varsity athletes helped by running each drill and one-on-one session. They worked alongside the MYFL coaches and were able to pass along their knowledge of player development while building relationships with the young players in Marysville. The camp set itself apart with both the Tomahawks and Chargers programs working together, allowing for more hands-on coaching.
“It’s great for us and our program to be able to give back to the community. We spend the camp trying to teach them the basics and take their coaches input in what they would like to learn from us. The more we can teach fundamentals, especially tackling, the more we can educate people that the game isn’t as dangerous as it used to be,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Davis Lura.
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